Journal article

'Holy shit, didn't realise my drinking was high risk': an analysis of the way risk is enacted through an online alcohol and drug screening intervention

Michael Savic, S Fiona Barker, Barbara Hunter, Dan I Lubman

HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Commentators view online screening and automated feedback interventions as low-cost ways of addressing alcohol and other drug-related harms. These interventions place people into categories of risk based upon scores from standardised screens and provide automated feedback about a person’s level of risk of developing alcohol and other drug ‘problems’. In this article, we examine how one particular alcohol and other drug online screening and feedback intervention enacts risky alcohol and other drug use and users, and explore how these enactments compare to alcohol and other drug users’ own accounts of risk. In order to do this, we undertook a qualitative analysis of intervention content and in..

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